For those not familiar with the title, Dragon’s Crown Pro is a remastered edition of the RPG beat-em-up Dragon’s Crown that came out in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It is set for a Japan release on February 8th, 2018 exclusively for PS4, with no release date or announcement if the game will ever come to Europe and America. Atlus and Vanillaware have revealed a series of screenshots showing sceneries in the game as well as some bits of its gameplay.
Let’s start with a bit of exposition. Dragon’s Crown tells the story of a fantasy kingdom that is threatened by a massive and powerful dragon. Taking control of one of multiple different heroes, a Fighter, an Elf, a Sorceress, a Wizard, a Dwarf, and an Amazon, players must gather a series of magic gems to place into the titular Dragon’s Crown, while fighting their way through orcs, undead, monsters, and more.
In the gallery, we can find the fights with two bosses that we remember from the original version of the game the Chimera and the Wraith. Other than that we see glimpses of gameplay like game’s rune magic system and some food-related puzzle that we will run into when we’ll get the chance to play it.
Right now there are 3 released videos for Dragon’s Crown Pro, the trailer of the Amazon, the Elf and a 12-minute gameplay video showcase. As expected, the game will feature 4K resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro so that we can see all of its graphics glory. Also, Dragon’s Crown Pro will support online multiplayer across PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4.
The game got a good bit of controversy when it was first announced due to the overt sexualization of characters like the Amazon and the Sorceress, but was a fairly solid and beautifully illustrated beat-em-up that still apparently won enough fans to get a remastered version.